Dyche tried to land England star Kane

  • Clarets boss tried to sign Kane on loan
  • Kane progress shows the advantages of the loan system
  • Striker likely to start for England tonight before visit to Turf Moor on Sunday

Burnley will look to tame man of the moment Harry Kane on Sunday - who Clarets boss Sean Dyche once tried to bring to Turf Moor on loan.

Spurs are the visitors for a live Sky Sports fixture, with Kane fresh from making his full international debut in a season to remember.

Harry Kane in action for England on Friday night

Harry Kane in action for England on Friday night

The 21-year-old has 29 goals for Spurs, including one against the Clarets, so far this term, and netted after 79 seconds of his England debut on Friday night against Lithuania.

And ahead of Sunday’s game, Dyche spoke of his admiration for the striker who he tried to land on loan in November 2013: “I think he’s a player most people will have had a look at when he wasn’t in the side at Tottenham.

“We tried to bring him here.

“But I think he’s a good reflection of us as managers when we speak about players going out on loan, because it doesn’t always have to be the glory loan, where it works every time, and he’s had his ups and downs.

We tried to bring him here

Sean Dyche

“That can be a massive part of a young player’s development, when it doesn’t always work hand in glove.”

Kane netted against Burnley at Turf Moor while on loan at Millwall three years ago in a 3-1 win for the Lions, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing: “He was out at Millwall and possibly it was a step too early when he went out to Norwich in the Premier League, to Leicester...bits and bobs off the bench, a few starts here and there, but all that - for a young man who seems to have a very good temperament and desire to be a footballer - eventually you get your rewards.

“It’s not always perfect, you don’t always play every week, and you have to challenge yourself to keep going and grinding it out and be professional every day.

“You keep sharpening your game, ready to play when called upon.”

Harry Kane on loan with Millwall in 2012 beats Clarets keeper Lee Grant to score for the Lions

Harry Kane on loan with Millwall in 2012 beats Clarets keeper Lee Grant to score for the Lions